Communities identified as a watershed most in need of restoration work together with public agencies and private sector organizations as well as with citizens to develop a restoration plan within their eight-digit hydrologic unit watershed.
Allows communities to work together as a unit towards a common goal, stakeholders and agencies can compare goals in order to form a more rounded project. WRAS is a response to the changing and dynamic quality of our environment.
Because WRAS focuses the bigger picture--watersheds--individual waterbodies such as streams are not managed for, instead sub-watershed plans would be require for individual water body maintenance.
Example WRAS for different watersheds